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Royal Recipes

This fifteen-part series is hosted by Michael Buerk and sees him visit the former Royal Palace, Audley End, where he is joined by top chefs, including Paul Ainsworth and Anna Haugh, to cook up royal food past and present.

Michael explores the recollections of Mildred Nicholls, a servant who worked in the Royal Kitchens more than a hundred years ago. Mildred recorded the recipes and methods for dishes prepared for the King and Queen and now the Royal Archives has given BBC access to this fascinating record of royal food at the turn of the century. Inspired by the book and other royal food through history, Paul and Anna create favourite Royal recipes past and present whilst Michael adds riveting historical detail.

Michael Buerk said: “I've always wanted to eat like a king so Royal Recipes is a wonderful opportunity to do so. These days we are all fascinated by food and by royalty and these programmes are an irresistible combination of both.”


  • Monday 23rd – Friday 27th January, 3.45pm

  • BBC One

  • 1-5 of 15

  • bev@plankpr.com

Celebrity Botched Up Bodies

Our obsession with perfection has been driven by our love of celebrity. Every year we spend an estimated 3.5 billion pounds on nip and tuck, fillers and veneers. In an attempt to keep up with the Kardashians and other famous faces in the public eye. Some are making headlines for all the wrong reasons, as they end up more botched than beautiful. Media personality Lauren Harries has always struggled with her self-image growing up. She thought gender reassignment surgery would make her happy, but it didn’t – dark divots under her eyes and a fatty blob in her neck have been left untouched… killing her confidence. She visits cosmetic plastic surgeon Simon Eccles to find out if anything can be done. Plus after six operations on her bungled boobs former model Danielle Lloyd still needs more cosmetic surgery, will operation number 7 give her boobs she has always wanted? Plus the changing face of Hollywood actress Renee Zellweger and dubbed the plastic surgery king, how country singer Kenny Rodgers go from charming crooner to cosmetic cowboy.


  • Sunday 22nd January, 10pm

  • Channel 5

  • 3 of 5

  • cecile@plankpr.com

Helicopter ER

Paramedics Pete and Matt fight to save a biker’s leg after it’s almost severed in freak accident and there’s a difficult rescue operation after a farmer plunges through rotten floorboards into an underground pit.


  • Monday 23rd January, 10pm

  • Really

  • 14 of 15

  • annabel@plankpr.com

Tattoo Fixers

This week's hottest Tattoo Joint is rectifying more inking incidents. Sketch is visited by Billy whose habit of tattooing himself to impress the ladies has got way out of hand, Jay meets Lee who wants help with his 'I love Jay' tattoo and Alice meets long lost sisters Annette and Heather who want a special Tattoo to mark their incredible story. Plus Sketch meets Raff, a transgender man who wants to start his transition by replacing his feminine tattoo and Jay helps to erase Tom's drunken word-game drawing

Common Sense

Common Sense is a new fast turnaround comedy series voiced by Gavin & Stacey's Ruth Jones. It features a regular cast of real British people, chosen for their sharp wit and humorous take on life, all discussing the news from that week - from major breaking stories to the most bizarre headlines. Amongst the cast are a couple of East end market traders, dinner ladies from Leeds, Mancunian male nail technicians, Brummie butchers, Scottish launderette owners, supermarket co-workers and three great grandmother's from Hull.


  • Wednesday 25th January, 10pm

  • BBC Two

  • 3 of 6

  • annabel@plankpr.com

Question Time

BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time.


  • Thursday 26th January, 10:45pm

  • BBC One

  • lou@plankpr.com

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